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Journal of Asian Natural Products Research

Li Gao, Yuan-Dong Li, Bao-Kun Zhu, Zhi-Yu Li, Li-Bin Huang, Xian-Yi Li, Fei Wang, Fu-Cai Ren, Tou-Gen Liao
Two new prenylflavonoids, morusalbols A and B (1 and 2), were isolated from the branches and leaves of Morus alba, together with three known compounds, kuwanon C (3), morusin (4), morusinol (5). The structures of these two prenylflavonoids were elucidated by extensive analyzes of the spectroscopic data.
June 23, 2017: Journal of Asian Natural Products Research
Can-Can Liu, Yun-Hui Xu, Shuai Yuan, Yu Xu, Mo-Li Hua
A new enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) method for quantitative determination of monoester-type aconitic alkaloids was developed. The antibodies derived from the immunogen of benzoylmesaconine (BM) could be electively affined to benzoylaconitine-type alkaloids with an ester bond (14-benzoyl-), especially to benzoylhypaconine (BH, 140.02% of cross-reactivity). The effective working range of BH was 1 ng/ml to 5 μg/ml; the lower limit of detection and the quantification were 0.35 and 0.97 ng/ml, respectively...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Asian Natural Products Research
Xiao-Jie Lu, Shao-Fei Chen, Xiang-Wei Xu, Dan Zhao, Hai-Feng Wang, Jiao Bai, Hui-Ming Hua, Gang Chen, Yue-Hu Pei
One pair of new cyclopentaisochromenone derivatives, (+)-(S)-6-hydroxy-1,8-dimethoxy-3a-methyl-3,3a-dihydrocyclopenta[c]isochromene-2,5-dione (1a) and (-)-(R)-6-hydroxy-1,8-dimethoxy-3a-methyl-3,3a-dihydrocyclopenta[c]isochromene-2,5-dione (1b), together with seven known analog 2‒8, were isolated from a rice solid culture of the endophytic fungus Alternaria sp. TNXY-P-1, obtained from fresh leaf of Arisaema heterophyllum. Their structures were elucidated on the basis of detailed 1D, 2D NMR, and HRESIMS analysis...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Asian Natural Products Research
Ying-Hui Dai, An-Dong Wang, Yu-Lin Chen, Ming-Yu Xia, Xin-Yi Shao, Dong-Chun Liu, Dong Wang
A new indole alkaloid N'-formylserotonin (1), along with five known indole alkaloids N'-methylserotonin (2), 5-hydroxy-1H-indole-3-carbaldehyde (3), N-acetylserotonin (4), 6-hydroxy-1-oxo-3,4-dihydro-β-carboline (5), and bufoserotoin C (6), were isolated from the water extract of traditional Chinese medicine Chansu. Their structures were elucidated on the basis of spectral analyses. The cytotoxicities of 1-6 against human lung adenocarcinoma epithelial cells A549 were tested using the MTT method. Compound 6 exhibited stronger cytotoxic effect than 5-FU, and 1-5 showed no cytotoxic effects...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Asian Natural Products Research
Yang Zhao, Jun-Jie Niu, Xiao-Chen Cheng, Yu-Xin Lu, Xiao-Feng Jun, Xi-Rong Zhao, Qing-Lin Zhang, Chu-Tse Wu
A novel glucoside bletilloside A (1) was isolated from the tubers of Bletilla striata, together with seven known compounds (2-8). Their structures were determined on the basis of extensive spectroscopic analyses. All compounds were evaluated for the inhibition on NO production effects in RAW 264.7 macrophage cells, while militarine (4) and dactylorhin A (5) exhibited moderate inhibitory effects.
June 15, 2017: Journal of Asian Natural Products Research
Fei-Xiang Li, Hui Wang, Cui-Juan Gai, Hui-Qin Chen, Wei Li, Wen-Li Mei, Hao-Fu Dai
Three new flavanoids, (2R)-7,4'-dihydroxy-8-methylflavan (1), (2R)-7,4'-dihydroxy-6-methylflavan (2), and (3R)-7,3',4'-trihydroxyhomoisoflavan (3), together with seven known compounds (4-10), were isolated from artificially induced dragon's blood of Dracaena cambodiana, and their structures were determined based on HR-ESI-MS and extensive spectroscopic techniques (UV, IR, 1D-, and 2D-NMR). Compound 2 exhibited weak cytotoxicity against BEL-7402 cells line with the IC50 value of 39.2 μM. In addition, compound 3 showed significant acetylcholinesterase (AChE) inhibitory activity...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Asian Natural Products Research
Yin-Lin Qin, Lei Chen, Wei He, Mei Su, Qiu Jin, Zheng Fang, Ping-Kai Ouyang, Kai Guo
A series of tanshinone IIA derivatives were synthesized through sulfonation, slat-forming, chlorination, and amidation reactions. Meanwhile, anti-myocardial injury activity was evaluated in vitro. D8 and D9 exhibited a slightly higher anti-myocardial injury (5.78, 7.46 μM) activity compared with esmolol (8.12 μM). In addition, they also displayed a concentration-dependent inhibition on the anti-myocardial injury.
June 8, 2017: Journal of Asian Natural Products Research
Pan Wang, Yan-Fang Luo, Min Zhang, Jun-Gui Dai, Wen-Jing Wang, Jun Wu
Three new xanthone dimers, named phomoxanthones C-E (1-3), were obtained from the Thai mangrove fungus Phomopsis sp. xy21, together with four known ones. The structures of these compounds were elucidated by the analysis of HRESIMS and extensive NMR spectroscopic data. The absolute configuration of 1 was established by the analysis of single-crystal X-ray diffraction with Cu Kα radiation. Phomoxanthones C (1) and D (2) possess a highly oxidized hexahydroxanthone skeleton.
June 5, 2017: Journal of Asian Natural Products Research
Li Li, Run-Hong Tao, Ji-Ming Wu, Ya-Ping Guo, Chao Huang, Hong-Gang Liang, Le-Zhi Fan, Hai-Yan Zhang, Ren-Kuan Sun, Lei Shang, Li-Na Lu, Jian Huang, Jin-Hui Wang
Three new sesquiterpenes of canusesnol K (1), canusesnol L (2) and 12, 15-dihydroxycurcumene (3), along with five known ones (4-8), were isolated from the heartwood extract of Pterocarpus santalinus. Their structures were established by extensive analyses of 1D and 2D NMR spectroscopy, including (1)H NMR, (13)C NMR, HSQC, HMBC and NOESY, and HRESI-MS. The absolute configurations of the new compounds were established with Modified Mosher's method. The cytotoxic activities of all these compounds against HepG2 (human liver cancer), MCF-7 (human breast cancer), MDA-MB-231 (human breast cancer), and Hela (human cervical carcinoma) cancer cell lines were evaluated...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Asian Natural Products Research
Lian-Hai Shan, Ji-Fa Zhang, Feng Gao, Shuai Huang, Xian-Li Zhou
Five new C18-diterpenoid alkaloids, anthriscifoltines C-G (1-5), along with four known diterpenoid alkaloids anthriscifolcines C-F (6-9), were isolated from the extract of Delphinium anthriscifolium var. majus. Their structures were elucidated by extensive spectroscopic analyses (including 1D-, 2D-NMR, and HR-ESI-MS). Compounds 1-5 were also evaluated for their cytotoxic activity against MCF-7, HepG2, and H460 human cancer cell lines.
June 1, 2017: Journal of Asian Natural Products Research
Ya-Qian Ma, Kun Jiang, Yi Deng, Lan Guo, Yi-Qun Wan, Chang-Heng Tan
Three new mexicanolide-type limonoids, 3-O-propionylproceranolide (1), 6-O-acetylswietenin B (2), and 6-deoxyswietemahonin A (3), together with 15 known limonoids, were isolated from the seeds of Swietenia macrophylla (Meliaceae). The structures of those new compounds were established by extensive analysis of MS, 1D, and 2D NMR spectral data.
June 1, 2017: Journal of Asian Natural Products Research
Xi Yang, Shu-Wen Han, Hui Liu, Ling Zhu, Yu-Xin Chen, Zhao-Ning Ji
Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide. It is important to explore the biomarkers of diagnosis and prognosis in lung cancer. To evaluate the cytotoxicity of L-securinine and the expression and methylation of secreted frizzled-related proteins (SFRPs) genes in the human lung adenocarcinoma cells, cell counting kit-8 (CCK-8) assay was used to assess the proliferation of lung adenocarcinoma cells treated with L-securinine. Quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR) and bisulfite sequencing PCR were used to detect the expression and the DNA methylation of SFRPs genes, respectively...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Asian Natural Products Research
Ramesh Elango, Jegan Athinarayanan, Vaiyapuri Periasamy Subbarayan, David K Y Lei, Ali A Alshatwi
We studied the chemoprevention property of hesperetin on H522 cells using MTT, an apoptosis assay, an analysis of cell cycle progression, and the mitochondrial membrane potential, and apoptotic marker gene expression was determined using quantitative PCR. Hesperetin enhanced apoptotic cell death and mitochondrial membrane potential loss in H522 cells. Hesperetin up-regulated the levels of Fas, FADD, and caspase-8 expression and downregulted the levels of caspase-3 and caspase-9, p53, and Bax expression in H522 cells...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Asian Natural Products Research
Jun Zhang, Yan Liang, Fanny C F Ip, Nancy Y Ip, Ting-Ting Liu, Ba-Lian Zhong, Shi-Hai Xu
A pair of unusual melibiose esters (1α/1β) and a pair of unusual raffinose esters (2α/2β), were isolated from Scrophularia ningpoensis. Structures of them were established by detailed spectroscopic analyses to be 6-O-(E)-cinnamoyl-α-d-galactopyranosyl-(1→6)-α(β)-d-glucopyranose (1α/1β) and 6-O-(E)/(Z)-cinnamoyl-α-d-galactopyranosyl-(1→6)-α-d-glucopyranosyl-(1→2)-β-d-fructofuranose (2α/2β), respectively. All these compounds were evaluated for antifouling activity against the settlement of Balanus amphitrite larvae, along with the cytotoxic effect against the proliferation of HeLa cell lines...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Asian Natural Products Research
Yu-Bo Wang, Shan-Shan Su, Shao-Fei Chen, Ming-Xu Tang, Gang Chen, Dan Zhao, Xia-Nan Sang, Ying-Ying Si, Hai-Feng Wang, Yue-Hu Pei
Two new C21 steroidal glycosides, cynataihosides E (1) and F (2), together with a known one, sublanceoside H2 (3), were isolated from Cynanchum taihangense. The aglycone of cynataihoside F (2) was also a new compound. Their structures were elucidated on the basis of NMR spectroscopic data, HR-ESI-MS analysis, and chemical evidence. Their cytotoxic activities against three human tumor cell lines (HL-60, THP1, and Caco2) were reported.
May 24, 2017: Journal of Asian Natural Products Research
Jie Wang, Hui-Zheng Fu, Yue-Hua Luo, Yuan-Yu Ma, Bo Huang, Shuang-Cheng Ma
Two new iridoid glycosides, callicoside C (1) and callicoside D (2), together with three known compounds (3-5), were isolated from the leaves of Callicarpa nudiflora. Their structures were established by 1D and 2D NMR spectroscopy and mass spectrometry. In an in vitro bioassay, compound 1 showed pronounced hepatoprotective activity against d-galactosamine-induced toxicity in WB-F344 rat hepatic epithelial stem-like cells.
May 24, 2017: Journal of Asian Natural Products Research
Ying Li, Yi-Ming Yin, Xin-Yue Wang, Hao Wu, Xi-Zhen Ge
Berberine (BBR) is a traditional Chinese medicine which recently was applied as a biological pesticide. Here, we studied the antimicrobial mode of BBR and its impact on soil bacterial diversity. BBR was more effective against fungi than bacteria due to the specific interaction between BBR and glucan. Also, BBR was degraded rapidly in soil, leading to the limited effect on soil bacterial diversity. Collectively, BBR is an environment-friendly pesticide and it is promising in dealing with fungal plant diseases...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Asian Natural Products Research
Meng-Yue Wang, Ying Peng, Chong-Sheng Peng, Jiang-Yuan Qu, Xiao-Bo Li
Four new steroidal saponins hostaside Ⅰ (1), hostaside Ⅱ (2), hostaside Ⅲ (3), and hostaside Ⅳ (4), together with five known steroidal saponins (5-9), were isolated by the bioassay-guided fractionation from the leaves of Hosta plantaginea (Lam.) Aschers, a worldwide well-known ornamental plant. Hostasides Ⅰ and Ⅱ showed significant antifungal activities, and they could inhibit the growth of Candida albicans and Fusarium oxysporium with MIC values as low as 4 μg/ml.
May 23, 2017: Journal of Asian Natural Products Research
Xiao-Ting Wang, Ke-Wu Zeng, Ming-Bo Zhao, Peng-Fei Tu, Jun Li, Yong Jiang
Three new indole alkaloid derivatives, named paniculidines D‒F (1‒3), and six known analogs (4‒9) were isolated from the roots of Murraya paniculata. The structures were elucidated on the basis of comprehensive HRESIMS, UV, IR, and NMR spectroscopic data analysis and comparison with the data reported in literature. The absolute configurations of new compounds were assigned via the determination of specific optical rotation, Mosher's method, and ECD spectra. Compound 3 is the first heterodimer of C-N linked indole and coumarin derivatives...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Asian Natural Products Research
Shuang Yang, Qing-Yun Ma, Fan-Dong Kong, Qing-Yi Xie, Sheng-Zhuo Huang, Li-Man Zhou, Hao-Fu Dai, Zhi-Fang Yu, You-Xing Zhao
Two new compounds, philippin (1) and 3β,9α,14α-trihydroxy-(22E,24R)-ergost-22-en-7-one (2), were isolated from the fruiting bodies of Ganoderma philippii. Their structures were elucidated on the basis of the spectroscopic technologies, including 1D and 2D NMR as well as MS. The bioassay of inhibitory activity against acetylcholinesterase (AChE) showed compound 1 exhibited weak inhibitory activity against AChE.
May 16, 2017: Journal of Asian Natural Products Research
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